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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,994Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 111 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$931K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 89 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

701 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Mississippi
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 492 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Antibiotics

33% of this provider’s 701 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 701 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.47M

2014

$1.57M

2015

$931K

2016

Number of Claims

25,444

2014

25,708

2015

15,994

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 813

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

152

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 626

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

2 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

3 10
FUROSEMIDE 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
SIMVASTATIN 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

5 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

8 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

9 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

11 23
LISINOPRIL 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

12 4
MELOXICAM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

13 15
GABAPENTIN 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

14 8
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

15 50
CLOPIDOGREL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

16 19
CARVEDILOL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

17 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

18 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

19 28
CRESTOR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

20 45
ALPRAZOLAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

21 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

22 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

23 17
NEXIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

24 60
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

O 25 7
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 88
CLONAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

27 34
LOVASTATIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 43
JANUVIA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

29 58
MIRTAZAPINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 49
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 79
ATENOLOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 37
HYDRALAZINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 57
BENAZEPRIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

34 69
CITALOPRAM HBR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 24
ZETIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 82
ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 39 47
FAMOTIDINE* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 61
DIGOXIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 100
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

42 40
AZITHROMYCIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

A 43 54
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O 44 111
CLONIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 30
VALSARTAN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 64
COLCRYS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

48 158
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

A 49 73
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 104
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 39
LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 54 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 106
TIZANIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

55 48
NIACIN ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 237
RAMIPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 123
IBUPROFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

59 91
HALOPERIDOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 167
RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A 61 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 36
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 64 179
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 62
TRADJENTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 67 125
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 68 67
TRAMADOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 69 22
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 121
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 71 101
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 71 35
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 24, 2017.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.